25 May, 2011

Farscape and Netflix

Last Night I started watching Farscape. I LOVE this series, I was a religious follower every Friday night. When Sly Lie channel canceled the series I protested, I signed things, I was PISSED. So pissed off that I boycotted Sly Lie for YEARS, who the Frell did they think they were getting rid of the best Sci Fi series since ever, and to put in its place SG1? Are you frelling kidding me????? (As I may have mentioned before, Post Partum was kicking my ass for a bit and the only way I could function was to have Spotty Chop lying on me and me watching…the cheese that is Sly lie. I watched ROAR, Star Trek and yes…I broke down and watched SG1).

Back to last night.

Boy Toy was reading to Spotty, so I start watching the first episode (it’s in my queue,) watching the opening minutes and getting kind of giddy as the sights and sounds rolled over me. And then Spotty came into the room and in a moment of clarity I envision watching this with him. The sense of wonder and holy crap this is Frelling un-be-leave-able. So I tell him “some day Spotty Chop you will watch this with me” I pull him up on my lap. “this show will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!” “I can’t wait for you to meet all of these people” IT IS UNBELEIVEABLE!!!! Spotty starts giggling. I am fist punching his arms in the air shouting WAIT FOR THE AWESOME!!!! Spotty starts laughing uncontrollably. I realize that I may be more excited about showing him this than I am Star Wars.

Ok now, pick yourselves off the floor. It’s just Spotty knows the entire story line and he has NEVER seen the movies (or the animated series). How can he not with a mom like me, who eats , sleeps and reads Star Wars stuff? So to introduce him to one of the best shows that has ever graced the screen is…mind blowing. And this is just the beginning, there will be Buffy and Firefly and SG1 and….THE HIGHLANDER and….Deep Space 9 and…that might be it…oh no forgot Beavis and Butthead!

I can’t wait!!!!!

19 May, 2011

25 ways to tell you’re grown up

God am I old

1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can’t smoke any of them.

2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question

3. you keep more food than beer in the fridge

4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed

5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator

6. You watch the weather channel

7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of “hook up” and “break up”

8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14

9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as “dressed up”

10. You’re the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won’t turn down the stereo.

11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

12. You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.

13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald’s leftovers.

15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

16. You take naps

17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.

18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.

19. You go to the drug store for Ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.

20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer “pretty good shit”.

21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time

22. “I just can’t drink the way I used to” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again”.

23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.

24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar

25. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking “oh shit, what the hell happened?”


26. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn’t apply to you and can’t find one to save your sorry old ass.

09 May, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day. I snuggled and played.

Got a beautiful card (that I was sobbing hysterically over by the second line)

and some fantastic presents.

 I also got Boy Toy and Spotty Chop to go visit Grammie (Nannie will have to wait). And spent 3 or 4 hours BY MYSELF...(played Harvest Moon - for Spotty of course). There was no drama or trauma in my world. I hope you found yourself the same.

04 May, 2011

Dear Spotty Chop you were 74 months old yesterday

You often break out into song and I will join you, our latest favorites seem to be from They Might Be Giants off of their Here Comes Science CD.

I like the stories
About angels, unicorns and elves
Now I like the stories
As much as anybody else
But when I'm seeking knowledge
Either simple or abstract
The facts are with science
The facts are with science


Iron is a metal, you see it every day
Oxygen, eventually will make it rust away
Carbon in its ordinary form is coal
Crush it together and diamonds are born

Come on, come on and meet the elements
May I introduce you to our friends, the elements?
Like a box of paints that are mixed to make every shade
They either combine to make a chemical compound
Or stand alone as they are

Seem to be stuck in our heads

We also randomly shout out


Boy Toy and I kind of giggled to ourselves last night thinking about how funny it would be if you turned into a scientist. Not funny in a “that’s so ridiculous way” more in a “wow, how super cool would that be”. You know we don’t care what you become as long as you are happy (although I would be a smidgen more happy if you didn’t end up doing manual labor…just sayin).

You got your first cavity filled. I am so proud of you, you did a great job. You were a little nervous, didn’t like the taste of the numbing agent (I HATE it too buddy) and never noticed that she was giving you shots. The thing you hated most? The bright light. Even though you had sunglasses you were freaking a bit, but that also could have been the numbing stuff numbing your face. Unfortunately we will have to do this again in a month, but getting to stay home all day will hopefully make up for it. Gatorade the Devils own brew!

We are on our 3rd session of swimming lessons and you decided that you didn’t want to wear a bubble. You don’t want to be an Eel, you want to be a Ray and Ray’s don’t wear bubbles. You actually managed to swim across the pool without a bubble. We could only see your eyes but you did it! All of your stroke work went out the window as you just tried to keep moving forward and that’s ok because I am so FRELLING proud of you!!!!

We started reading the Boxcar Children. You loved it! So much so that after the dentist’s office we hopped into the Library and grabbed the next 2 in the series.

I accidently deleted your profile of Harvest Moon Magical Melodies. You wanted me to delete my profile but I convinced you that I would play nothing else but HMMM until your profile was back to Year 3, with all the stuff you had and more. I have researched the shit out of this game and I am in it to win it baby! Plus, this game relaxes me. It is mindless fun. Don’t get me wrong it’s no Dragon’s Age, but believe it or not? Sometimes I don’t want to take part in wanton slaughter (most of the time, just not ALL of the time). Don’t worry Ahn, you will have your level 2 Barn, level 3 house, 3 cows, 3 sheep and by GOD you will have not 1 but 2 horses or my name isn’t me.

Finally, last Friday daddy picked you up, when you got home you came running in to see me. “I have a present for you” you said and started unwrapping it.

“It’s for you to have hot coco or tea in”

I LOVE YOU. Sometimes I think these 3 words aren’t enough to express how earth shattering much I love you. But I do.